Khune: We all want a win

2012-02-28 14:16

Johannesburg - South Africa’s first choice shot-stopper, Itumeleng Khune, is expected to make his return to the national team, after almost five months of absence due to injury, when Bafana Bafana host Senegal in Durban on Wednrsday night.

The last time the Kaizer Chiefs keeper featured in an international game was when South Africa played to a 0-0 draw against Sierra Leone at Mbombela Stadium and failed to qualify for the 2012 AFCON finals.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s international friendly at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Khune expressed his delight at being back in the national setup, however emphasised that a win for the team is the main objective.

He said that the team is aware that it won’t be an easy task facing the Teranga Lions but they will do what ever it takes for a result.

“We have all the supporters behind us and we will be playing to give them a win. In such games there is nothing like just a friendly game. All games have the same value because they also help in improving your FIFA rankings if you win.

“We know they are coming from AFCON where they did not do very well and that they would want to erase those memories by winning this game but we won’t let that happen. We want to score goals and win and make sure that we play well and give the supporters what they want. 

“We all know everyone wants a win and we too as a team, we want a win. We will fight until the end if that is what we need to get the win. We came here looking for a win, we have been drawing a lot and not scoring enough goals. We going to pull up our socks now and win.

“The  country has been supporting us since before the world cup. It’s been a frustrating three months for me as a player but I am happy to be back and I am hoping to do well for my country.

“I know that people are still talking about that incident in Nelspruit and even me, it has been on my back, but I have since moved on from that. You know life goes on. Its water under the bridge now,” the Kaizer Chiefs keeper expressed.

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  • Deon - 2012-02-28 14:27

    "Shot stopper"? We learn everyday something new on News24.

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